Rideau River

Heron on the Move

A great blue heron flying the trees along the riverbank.

Heron on the Move

Heron on the Move

Fishing from My Boat

A great blue heron uses my boat as a perch to fish from.

Fishing from My Boat

Fishing from My Boat

Great Blue Heron Fishing

A great blue heron fishing on the riverbank, standing on a log.

Great Blue Heron Fishing

Great Blue Heron Fishing

Loon Fishing

A common loon fishing on the river.

Loon Fishing

Loon Fishing

The Kids are driving Me Crazy

The baby herons are driving mom crazy in the nest.

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Great Blue Heron Flying

A great blue heron flying through the morning sky over the river.

Great Blue Heron Flying

Great Blue Heron Flying

Babies in the Rookery

New Great Blue Herons are born throughout the Rookery.

Baby Great Blue Herons in Rookery

Baby Great Blue Herons in Rookery

Heron in Flight

A great blue heron in Flight.

Heron in Flight

Heron in Flight

Heron Standing on the Waterfront

A great blue heron standing on the waterfront in my front yard.

Heron Standing on the Waterfront

Heron Standing on the Waterfront

Heron Watching Over Eggs

Female heron watching over her eggs in the nest.

Female Heron Watching Over Eggs in Nest

Female Heron Watching Over Eggs in Nest

Wood Duck Swimming

A wood duck swimming up the river.

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Loon Fishing

A common loon swimming and fishing on the river.

Common Loon

Common Loon

More Species of Ducks

More species of ducks arriving on the river.

Bufflehead Ducks

Bufflehead Ducks

Common Merganser Ducks

Common Merganser Ducks

Green Heron

Green heron catches breakfast!

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Flying Osprey

An osprey soars through the blue sky.

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Great Blue Heron

Looking forward to the spring and the return of the the herons and other wildlife.
A great blue heron standing majestically on the shoreline of the Rideau River near Manotick, Ontario.

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Great Blue Heron Lunch

A great blue heron catches a fish for lunch.

600mm 1/1600 second f7.1 ISO800

Great Blue Heron Fish Lunch

Great Blue Heron Fish Lunch

Mallard Duck in Flight

Here is a mallard duck flying over the Rideau River.

600 mm 1/1600 Second f6.3 ISO400

Mallard Duck in Flight

Mallard Duck in Flight

Bald Eagle Soaring Over Rideau River

I was surprised to see a bald eagle soaring in the sky over the Rideau River near highway 416 last Friday.  Bald eagles are usually found in more hilly terrain they like to sit high on a tree top over looking a large area of land or water.  This eagle was circling over the river and diving down to catch fish.

This photograph was taken with my Canon 7D Mark II and a Sigma 150-600 mm set at 600 mm.  The shutter speed was set to 1/1600 second, the aperture was set to f6.3 and the ISO was set to 160. 

Bald Eagle Soaring over Rideau River

Bald Eagle Soaring over Rideau River

Sea Gull

One of the many sea gulls on the Rideau River.

This photograph was taken with my Canon 7D Mark II camera and a Sigma 150-600 mm lens set at 600 mm.  The shutter speed was set at 1/1600 second, the aperture was set at f8 and the ISO was set at 400.

Sea Gull

Sea Gull